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BONN, Germany (AP) - A
plane bound for Libya carrying
American-made laser equipment for
building rockets was seized last
month at Frankfurt airport mo-
ments before takeoff, German offi-
cials said yesterday.
Chief government spokesperson
Dieter Vogel said the cargo con-
tained "dual use parts which could
be used for nuclear technology."
Dual use refers to technology that
has been designed for civilian use
but can also be used in arms
A German official, speaking on
condition of anonymity, said the
cargo, mostly laser equipment used
in building rockets, was addressed
to a Libyan organization known to
be working on the country's rocket
In Washington, State Depart-
ment press officer Joseph Snyder
said the administration was aware
of the transaction and has been in
touch with the German government.
The cargo seizure came to light
during the German government's
regular news briefing yesterday.
Vogel was briefing reporters on a
new regulation in German export
law that the Cabinet had approved
earlier in the day.
Vogel said the shipment would
be returned to the United States, but
neither he nor the government
source could say whether that had
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Above: A priest finds himself surrounded by pro-choice activists during last night's pro-
life march from Rackham to the Washtenaw County Courthouse.
Right: Eastern Michigan University senior Jenna Randels speaks during yesterday
morning's pro-choice rally on the Union steps.
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"I don't care what they do - it's not
going to stop me," said Katie Sjogren, an Ann
Arbor resident who marched in support of the
However, pro-choicers said their presence
at the march was valid and necessary.
"We have to show people there are
students against the pro-life movement and
that a woman's right to an abortion should be
free and on demand," said LSA sophomore
The overriding theme from pro-life
factions last night was that abortion is
murder, not simply the termination of a
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right-to-life movement racist and sexist.
"Roe v. Wade was linked to both the civil
rights and women's movements," Randels
Some Students for Life members said they
felt AACDARR was hypocritical in taking
over the rally.
"We aren't preventing them from speak-
ing and respecting their rights. It seems un-
equal when they are standing there talking
about rights," said Carmelita Reyes, a
Students for Life member.
AACDARR Co-chair Rhonda Laur denied
that her group was out of line by counter-
demonstrating and said they had a permit to
be on the Diag.
4SA Attendance: Jan. 21
Present at both
and closing roll
Brian Kig ht
Roger De Roo
Absent at either opening
or closing roll calls
Michael Oduro (excused)
Michael Lee (excused)
Alan Wu (excused)
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both groups said. But the woman in-
terviewed said her two friends were
also "attacked" after trying to assist
However, the Sigma Chi state-
ment said, "There were no punches,
kicks, or hair-pulling exchanged ..."
The Ann Arbor Police
Department was called by a security
officer when the women finally re-
turned to a dorm, and arrived at the
fraternity approximately an hour
The Interfraternity Council (IFC)
is investigating the incident to de-
termine if any members of Sigma
Chi are at fault or if the new alcohol
policy, implemented Jan. 1, was vio-
"At the present, we're trying to
gather information and find out what
happened," said Joe Foster, the IFC
advisor in charge of the investiga-
Bruce Namerow, president of
IFC, said, "We're very concerned
and we're looking into it. Our hope
is that we can learn from whatever
happened and educate people about
Foster said although IFC wants to
provide assistance to the police, they
have to be careful not to interfere
with any ongoing investigations.
According to Lt. Richard Cygan
of the Ann Arbor Police, the report
on the incident has not been logged
in the computer and was unavailable
The woman interviewed said she
was told by police on Tuesday that
"absolutely nothing" was being done
and it was a case of "mutual com-
The Sigma Chi statement said
counter-charges have been filed
against the woman who punched the
Italics denote representatives
who missed both roll calls.
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is just wrong, immoral, disgusting,
Alaina Campbell, legislative di-
rector for the Michigan Collegiate
Coalition, explained a dynamic rela-
tionship between tuition rates for
higher education and state funding.
If state funding for higher education
drops, administrations across the
state will have no choice but to raise
tuition to compensate, she said.
State Rep. Pat Gagliardi. (D-
Drummond Island) said Engler has
proposed his Savings Bonds program
to replace MET, a college invest-
ment program developed when
Blanchard was governor, for two
"The Governor does not want a
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program with Blanchard's or the
Democrat's fingerprints on it, and
he has failed to take on the universi-
ties to keep tuitions down," said
The bonds program allows par-
ents to invest in zero coupon bonds
to provide money for their chil-
dren's college education. Rather
than paying intermediate interest
payments, zero-coupon bonds pay a
flat sum of money upon maturity to
He said that studies by the
Coopers and Librand accounting
firm and the Michigan General
Accounting Office have shown the
MET is a viable program. Gagliardi
favors a combination of increasing
MET investors and implementing
state-wide salary caps to make col-
lege tuitions more affordable.
John Truscott, press secretary
for John Engler, said that the House
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of Representatives' criticism of
Engler's proposals has shown that
its members do not plan on accom-
plishing productive work in 1992.
"I hope that the House puts par-
tisanship aside and passes positive
legislation," Truscott said.
He said Engler's Savings Bonds
proposal is a more affordable means
than MET to provide parents with
investment to send their children
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While he recognizes GM's need
to reduce spending, Steiss said the
company's lack of money given in
research led to the problems it is
"Part of their problems stem
from the problem that they haven't
been investing. They have to do more
in their long term investment pro-
Cole agreed that many American
companies need to invest more into
"If we lose the ability to manu-
facture in this country, then we be-
come a Peru or a Mexico - a third
world country," Cole said.
While GM has been more careful
with its research investment,
Associate Vice President for
Development Joe Roberson said he
has not yet seen any decrease in
GM's contributions to the
In the last capital campaign, a
large University fund-raising ef-
fort, GM donated $7.5 million. The
University is now working with the
auto company to determine its con-
tribution to the current campaign.
"if there's going to be any sig-
nificant effects, I think it will be
told in the next two or three years,"
GM's cuts are likely to have
widespread effects, but Cole said its
crucial that the company makes
changes right now.
"If GM fails to cut back, they
make themselves vulnerable to a
long term calamity," Cole said.
"Sure it's going to affect the state,
the University and the community,
but what is far more important is a
healthy manufacturing.ability in the
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